U Mumba commenced their home leg on a phenomenal note as they vanquished Puneri Paltan 33-23 in what was a Maharashtra Derby of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 7 here on Saturday.
Both the groups went for the protective arrangement with U Mumba captain Fazel Atrachali and Surjeet Singh accepting the call. They played the match on Do-Or-Die strikes with the two groups discovering picking the essential focuses.
This made the first half to be low scoring however similarly fascinating half with tolerance playing the real hand. The primary spring of electric activity came in the fourth moment as Shubham Shinde found a dozing off Abhishek Singh coming back to his half of the court which aided Pune to lead the pack by 2-3.
Atrachali then positively shaped the match with a solid double thigh hang on the tall Manjeet to get the super handle in the eighth moment. It was a consistent narrow escape to tip the match on one side. Abhishek made the significant move in the seventeenth moment when he disposed of Surjeet. The first half finished with the score favoring U Mumba at 11-9.
Puneri Paltan began the second half with only two men on the tangle and U Mumba beginning the half with the attacks. Amit Kumar was the last nail to be hit when his strike ended up fruitless with him entering the anteroom without a touch in the 21st moment to make U Mumba’s lead 15-9.
Rohit Baliyan’s interest after Pawan Kadian’s assault got a comparative outcome when he disposed of Surjeet Singh which began the domino impact prompting Puneri Paltan being again All Out in the 32nd moment. Arjun Deshwal ended up being the Super-Sub for U Mumba as he disposed of Manjeet and Surjeet.
Pune got Sushant Sail to get some pace in the tangle which he appropriately gave as he got both protective specialists of U Mumba as he got Atrachalli and Surinder in progressive strikes. The 37th minute got Sail to turn towards his half in the attack to locate the compelling Sandeep Narwal with a square to make the scoreline 31-21.
The match ended with U Mumba topping their rivals Puneri Paltans by 33-23.